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Miran Bakhsh

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Miran Bakhsh
Personal information
Full name
Malik Miran Bakhsh
Born(1907-04-20)20 April 1907
Rawalpindi, British India
Died8 February 1991(1991-02-08) (aged 83)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 21)29 January 1955 v India
Last Test13 February 1955 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 15
Runs scored 1 53
Batting average 1.00 3.31
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 1* 23
Balls bowled 348 2,803
Wickets 2 48
Bowling average 57.50 19.43
5 wickets in innings 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/82 6/15
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 13 April 2020

Malik Miran Bakhsh (20 April 1907 – 8 February 1991), also known as Miran Bux, was a Pakistani international cricketer who played in two Test matches in 1955.

Early life and family[edit]

Malik Miran Bakhsh was born on 20 April 1907 in Rawalpindi, British India. His father was a groundsman at the Pindi Club Ground.[1]


Bakhsh made his first-class cricket debut in 1950, at the age of 43, representing Commander-in-Chief's Eleven.[1] Before his first-class debut, he played in two day matches against West Indies and Commonwealth cricket team.[1]

At the age of 47 years and 284 days, he made his Test debut against India at Lahore, making him the second oldest Test debutant, behind James Southerton.[2] Unusually, this was only his second first-class cricket match.[1]

A tall off-spinner, he had taken five wickets in a two-day match against the touring West Indians in 1948/49, and 10 in another two-day match against the Commonwealth XI in 1949/50.[3] After his brief Test career ended, he continued playing first-class cricket in Pakistan until the 1958/59, when at the age of 51, he took four wickets in his last match playing for Rawalpindi against Peshawar.[4] His best bowling figures came in a match for Combined Services at Dacca in 1956/57, when he took 6 for 15 to help dismiss East Pakistan Whites for 33 runs.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Baptism by fire: Fewest first-class matches before Test debut for Pakistan". The News International.
  2. ^ Fantastic Mr Fox, CricInfo, 15 April 2003. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ Wisden 1992, pp. 1263-1264.
  4. ^ Rawalpindi v Peshawar 1958–59, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 April 2020. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Miran Bakhsh, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 April 2020. (subscription required)
  6. ^ East Pakistan Whites v Combined Services 1956–57, CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 April 2020. (subscription required)

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